A British punk singer says he was deported from America because he’d impersonated Donald Trump on stage.
Peter Bywaters from Peter & The Test Tube Babies claims he was detained by border control staff.
He’s told Team Rock that he was interrogated for six hours and shown photos of himself dressed up as Donald Trump on tour in Germany last year.
“I had only been there 30 seconds when the border control guard swung his screen round and said, ‘Is this you?’
“There in full view was a video from last year’s German tour with me dressed as Donald Trump smoking a fake joint.
“From there it all went down hill. Six hours later I was forcibly escorted to my seat on the plane.”
After being questioned by customs and border staff in San Francisco, Peter says he had his phone and passport confiscated, had a DNA swab taken, was photographed and had to make an official statement before being escorted to a plane bound for London.
He was refused alcohol on the 11-hour United Airlines flight back to the UK and only had his mobile and passport returned when he’d landed.
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“I expect to still be the singer of Peter & The Test Tube Babies by the end of the year,” he said.
“Will Trump still be president by the end of the summer? A US tour or festival will never, ever happen again.”
The rest of Peter & The Test Tube Babies performed at the Punk Invasion Festival in Orange County, California, with the help of several guest singers on Saturday.
The band, who formed in 1978 in East Sussex, release their new album in September.